Published Sep 26, 2018Toronto west end spitfire LolaBunz flexes her agility on her debut, Wild Card. It's a compact and efficient effort — there are only eight songs, but on each, she showcases her versatility as a songwriter and performer.
She shows off her hometown pride on the anthemic "West End," a clear standout for its infectious chorus and tight, confident cadence. "Actin Like" is another bright spot, teeming with satisfying grit. "3 Steps" is a softer , more introspective track on which Lola transforms — it's a refreshing dose of vulnerability that adds dimension to the album.
Wild Card isn't without its shortcomings, though. At times the production feels too unpolished and the album lacks general cohesion; it plays like a collection of songs but fails to tell much of a story. With time and growth, these are small details that Lola can easily overcome. (Independent)